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post #31 of 51

Mmmm ... cookies !

I couldn't resist the price on those V-Werks Katanas either so I snagged some last night.

They are worth their price just to be a piece of visual industrial art.

Just to give Corbetts a plug for any Canucks reading this thread, they have everything at 30% off, and had goggles at 50% off.

post #32 of 51

Fischer makes a pretty nice WC SC.  Just say'n.

post #33 of 51

Wow, I've been obsessing over searching for a pair of Head Ispeed Rebel GS cheaters (maybe not as much as levy on the SC), since taking them out for a demo on a pure hardpack and ice day..  Great edge hold, very responsive, like an SL ski with bite.  Excellent front side ski.    I have to say huge Epic Cookie on finding Corbetts.  Incredible deal  $630 US  and free shipping,,,,,when even the shop I demo'd from wanted $800 for the demo ski, unfortunately the tax man cameth.  Now I have to convince the war department that I need these skis.... wish me luck.

post #34 of 51
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Wow, I've been obsessing over searching for a pair of Head Ispeed Rebel GS cheaters (maybe not as much as levy on the SC), since taking them out for a demo on a pure hardpack and ice day..  Great edge hold, very responsive, like an SL ski with bite.  Excellent front side ski.    I have to say huge Epic Cookie on finding Corbetts.  Incredible deal  $630 US  and free shipping,,,,,when even the shop I demo'd from wanted $800 for the demo ski, unfortunately the tax man cameth.  Now I have to convince the war department that I need these skis.... wish me luck.

 

What size and what binding?

 

SJ

post #35 of 51

On Corbetts....175cm and the Head FreeFlex Pro 14..

 

The demo's I did had Marker Race bindings, can't remember which.

post #36 of 51

We have a new 185 for a better price but no other sizes.

 

SJ

post #37 of 51

SJ,

I appreciate the info,,,, the 185 is just a bit more than I want... I am truly using this as a front side ski, no racing and the 175 was just perfect for me.  I felt I could easily jump to 180 and handle even longer (heck last skis were a 1986 pair of vr27 203 or something --would love those back) but the 175 was so nimble and just felt good for what I want this ski to do... Handle NE hardpack and ice and give me pure confidence at speed while navigating the piste and obsticles ( read people: why does everyone take such large looping turns now days, it's like they're thinking "my ski says go that way until I finish my turn, so I go that way").... I've reallly been dissapointed with the host of all mountain skis I've demo'd... this fat ski thing is blowing my mind (they just look stupid and slide all over the place).  The cheater at 175 is where I want to be.

 

Thanks again.

 

David

post #38 of 51
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Mmmm ... cookies !

I couldn't resist the price on those V-Werks Katanas either so I snagged some last night.

They are worth their price just to be a piece of visual industrial art.

Just to give Corbetts a plug for any Canucks reading this thread, they have everything at 30% off, and had goggles at 50% off.

Great buy, Enjoy

post #39 of 51
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Originally Posted by Ghost View Post
 

Fischer makes a pretty nice WC SC.  Just say'n.

Was is it?

post #40 of 51
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Just get a Rossi, Dynastar, Blizzard slalom ski. Even the Volkl. Then buy the uvo gizmo from StartHaus on sale.
You do not need/want a detuned slalom ski if you're going to race. Even for free skiing.

Volkl hasn't made "the best" skis in years. It's not like 1996 anymore.

Well I bought the Kendo this year and I love the ski. If you know a great SL Cheater Racing or SL Cheater let me know! I cannot demo anything but I will buy blink if I can find the right ski.

post #41 of 51
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Just get a Rossi, Dynastar, Blizzard slalom ski. Even the Volkl. Then buy the uvo gizmo from StartHaus on sale.
You do not need/want a detuned slalom ski if you're going to race. Even for free skiing.

Volkl hasn't made "the best" skis in years. It's not like 1996 anymore.

I found the UVO gizmo on their website. Thanks. I found my front side Piste ski this years Volkl Code L but it doesn't have the UVO which it will have next year. Bought a 178 with bindings for $600. Now to find a easy SL ski for the gates. 

post #42 of 51
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Volkl sells great slalom skis in America, including the Racetiger Speedwalls in multiple sizes and the WC stock version in 165 cm.  Why do you need to get the European skis?

Its is a detuned Racetiger SL which will be easier for me. 

post #43 of 51
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Good to hear.

Last Sunday on a frim sunny day, at 7:40 AM I ask a buddy how fast he's been on his iphone. He's say's 72mph. He got on the two chairs ahead of me. When we got back to the lift, I took a little longer way then he did, he was just sitting down on the chair. I was about 15 seconds behind him. That lift is just over 6000ft long.

I ski on 3 y/o Volkl Kendo's, with over 100 day's on them, how fast do you want to go ?

I did not want to necessarily go faster just wanted a Eastern Piste only shorter turner and narrower ski. 

post #44 of 51
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Uh, realize you don't want to deviate from your strongly held desire for the SC, but a couple of ideas to think about:

 

1) As you must know if you raced 15 years ago, there's not a strong relationship between a company's racing products and their recreational products. Maybe a slight family resemblance in snowfeel, but that's about it. So the fact that you know and like Volkls is great, they're fine skis, but it doesn't guarantee you'll like their rec racers. FWIW, their racing skis tend to be fairly flexy, relatively to others like Head or Atomic or the stiff flex Fischers, something along the lines of Rossignols, Dynastars, or the M flex Fischers, and their dampness falls sort of between those two. They're popular among younger racers, not so much after middle teens. YMMV, obviously.

 

2) You don't specify what type of racing you want to return to. Nastar will reward a more GS-ish type of carver like a GSR/RC/whatever the particular company wishes to call it. Cross skis like the Stockli SX, Kastle RX, or Blizzard R-Power also work well for this. Masters will have separate SL and GS courses, I wouldn't want to try a Masters SL course on a soft rec SL...Hard enough on an icy day to make the gates with a flat out FIS WC. But then, if I were returning to that show at 66 years young, I'd start with GS. Doesn't penalize us for slow reflexes as much. Beer leagues and club leagues tend to have courses that are a bit on the SL-ish side, but they can vary a lot from hill to hill. There, a detuned SL might work well, but a cheater GS or hybrid would be more fun and faster IMO. In general, as you know, you want the longest and highest radius ski you can handle in the course; it'll run faster. 

 

3) All the major companies make nice rec racer SL skis. Suggest you take a look at what's out there on fleabay, or look at race shops like Ski Depot that also stock fair number of rec racers. Don't limit yourself to a specific model that might end up being underwhelming. Personally, if you like/liked Volkl, you will love Blizzard. Which has been called "Volkl Done Right" for good reason. 

 

4) For rec skiing, you can certainly cook along on a SL, but it will ask a lot of you in terms of balance and stacking. A good hybrid SL/GS will actually feel more planted, and get to about the same speeds without all the fore-aft drama or turn-turn-turn thing. Also safer; if you're doing 18 m turns down an icy Midwestern black on a 13 m ski, you're asking for chatter, wayward edges, and adventures with your ACL.

 

Good luck with your quest, anyway. 

First of all I suck at racing. At my best 15 years ago I could Gold every time in Naster and I was in our ski club racing on a 300ft vertical hill in Ohio. I have rejoined the team and I still suck. After several trys I received a bronze on a Naster course this year with my Kendos. I want to relearn Slalom on our very tight and short course and I know they will help me learn the gates again. Please suggest any ski you think will work for me.

post #45 of 51

$299 Shipped. With bindings. Play around, then if you want more serious sell these for $180

http://www.ebay.com/itm/2012-Dynastar-Speed-Cross-Mens-165cm-Ski-with-NX-12-Fluid-Bindings-/201054064148

 

post #46 of 51
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Fischer makes a pretty nice WC SC.  Just say'n.

Was is it?

RC4 World Cup SC Pro http://www.fischersports.com/us/Alpine/Products/Skis/Race

 

Previous years RC4 WC SC also good going back about half a dozen years (since they became 13 m radius), before that lots of fun on short hills, but radius too short.

post #47 of 51
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Originally Posted by levy1 View Post

I did not want to necessarily go faster just wanted a Eastern Piste only shorter turner and narrower ski. 

 



I understand, I think its great that you want a ski with a small turn shape. Just trying to give you more options then having to buiy the lastest and greatest, when there are other great skis out there for a lot less money.

Unless your a top level racer, like top 5 or so, why do you need the best ski ?

That site I linked above has some great skis, just a few years old, at a good savings, for the amount of time your going to use them.

Hey looking around the web yesterday I found some 2012 Kendos in 177cm for $389. I think it might have been the Canadian site linked above.
post #48 of 51
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thanks for your help I do not see a link to the site
post #49 of 51

If the Volkl Racetiger SC UVO is the only ski for you then don't hesitate to take a trip to Europe and at least demo them before you buy them.  Make sure you post your review in the appropriate forum for the skis and the mountain where you test them.

post #50 of 51
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Originally Posted by levy1 View Post

thanks for your help I do not see a link to the site

 



Sorry, I'm in to many forums and threads.

www.skiessentials.com they have new gear from a few years back.

I'll try and find the canadian link, it should be in one of the recent threads here. That link was to some ski that you can't get in the USA.


Check post #29
post #51 of 51

the original poster, is right on, i tested quite a few SL skis, the volkl sc uvo, is fantastic….its like skiing on air……a must buy.  

Poubelle du ski just got a bunch last week…..enjoy

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